SeniorNet provides computer know-how
New technology is something nearly all of us struggle to keep up with at some stage, except maybe for the younger members of our society who for some reason appear to be born hard-wired to the concept and seem to have no trouble moving on to each new device as they appear on the market.
Apart from a few computersavvy whizzes the remainder of us may need a little help getting to grips with the latest technology, and help and support is at hand.
SeniorNet operates out of the old Ministry of Transport Building on the corner of Humber and Trent streets every Monday morning from 10am-noon.
Mature people of all computer literacy levels are welcome and can receive help with emailing, security settings, facebook, skype, upgrading, online banking, how to create files and find them again, and much more.
Because of demand, a Basic Computing Course will also be run for those with very low or nonexistent computer skills, and with class numbers being kept small, it provides the ideal learning opportunity in which to master the basics and move on to further their skills.
While the first class is full, enrolments are being taken for the next, so take advantage and book your place.
Club members are welcome and encouraged to bring along their own laptops, tablets, and iPads to use or there are computers running most current programs available for use.
‘‘New members are most welcome. We have reliable and very capable senior volunteers who come in to pass on their knowledge and skills and between us we are able to help our members learn whatever they wish on their computers,’’ founder and volunteer Elizabeth McCone says.
‘‘The sessions are very relaxed and is more of a club atmosphere than a class atmosphere so it is very enjoyable.’’
If you wish to find out more information look up oamaruseniornet.co.nz, send an email to email@example.com, phone president Dorothy Grant on 434 7278, or Elizabeth McCone on 437 1776, or simply pop in next Monday morning to see for yourself.